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A very small amount of alcohol does you no harm but if it's more than a small amount you may be damaging your health.
Alcohol is measured in units
- one unit is 10 grams of alcohol
ONE UNIT OF ALCOHOL
1 single whisky, 1 glass of sherry or fortified wine, 1 glass of table wine, 1/2 pint of beer or cider, 1/4 pint of strong lager.
Giving up smoking
Some people smoke because they enjoy it and do not want to stop. However, when we ask most people, they say they do not really enjoy it, would like to stop, but cannot manage to. Even a few cigarettes will greatly increase the risk of:-
Ask your nurse / doctor for advice about giving up smoking.
When cooking with oil, use polyunsaturated oils such as sunflower or monounsaturated oil such as olive oil. Measure with a tablespoon the amount of oil so you see how much you use, then you can slowly reduce it to maybe half or less. There are 130 calories per tablespoon of oil.
At least half an hour sustained vigorous exercise twice a week:
If you have blood pressure problems, a heart disease or stroke, please discuss this with your doctor or practice nurse first.
Have regular check-ups:
Keep to your recommended weight:
Check this with our practice nurse or doctor.